Certification Testing

In Virginia, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students/providers are required to take their certification examinations through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  This requirement applies to all personnel seeking Virginia certification whether this be at a BLS or ALS level.  Certification from the National Registry is required as an entry point into the state's EMS system and as personnel transition from one level to another.

This national certification process ensures that EMS professionals meet standardized competency levels before entering Virginia's healthcare workforce. The Virginia Department of Health's Office of Emergency Medical Services manages this administers this process and any state-specific requirements for ongoing recertification. To learn more about the specific requirements and testing procedures for BLS and ALS certification in Virginia, including the NREMT process, please click on one of the panels below to view the detailed content.

BLS Certification Testing

ALS Certification Testing